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AFRICA CULTURE

The Launch of Poetry Excursion on an African Mind by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

Poetry, is fast gaining roots in Ghana, and as such, there are modern poets who are helping give it a boost in the entertainment industry. I must commend the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) for helping its members gain the recognition they need. Being what many call a prolific writer, I started writing poetry when […]

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NATURE ROMANTIC POETRY

TIMES

Dawn’s whispers It freshness and tears Its soothings caress Bodies smile and feel Which arena can compare?   II Morning’s massages Its beauty and smiles Its vitamins like potent drugs Bodies smile and feel Which arena can compare?   III Afternoon’s strength Its drying and heat Its scares and energy Bodies love in care Which […]

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LIFE NATURE SOCIAL Uncategorized

DELICO CHANGE

Dawadawa and prekese Are now ruled by curry powder And white spices Ghana men hide in masks Thinking they are trending And I ask myself why? II Days when our older generation lived They lived on hwintia, pepreh and kakaduro Adding mako, making sure akoko messa Dance in soups with fowl carcasses in their rivers […]

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LIFE NATURE

NEEDING THE SUN (HAIKU)

I am a bright star I need to see brighter sun Help! Help Mister Dark II I am a bright star Sitting dazed like trapped by clouds I need to see sun III With sun in deep sleep While I am fully awake How do I meet her? IV Please Mister Dark, help I help […]

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LOVE Uncategorized

UNIFICATION IN DEFECATION

Sometimes I wish I were a broom Strapped together with others In a tight band So I will never lack company And like an eternal love, Be together forever I would hate to be a dropout Because I wouldn’t want to be a child’s play For in the hands of the child, I know my […]

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LIFE

DROOLING DENTS

Dan drooled down amidst dears Deeming deans daffy Drawing dears dull Damning daughters deep, Deep drowning his density Dan deems it a dago And dallies getting a dahlia Dating back to get his daguerreotype Drown in dangerous dens  Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

BORN TO PAIR (ETHEREE)

                Twins Born wins Twins oh twins! Conceived to pair From the bed in womb To the parting to the tomb They are competitors and team Jealousy stays and sleeps in their midst They need discipline and love to conquer Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Inspired by a […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

FARM BEINGS (TANKA)

Tomatoes, onions Pepper and salt, fish, water Groundnut or palmnut Should I bring in the others? They live independently II Living by themselves So conceited like bosses Never knowing they will leave Together in pots On flames with fingers like swords III Sad that is not all Their carcasses travel through Odours, crashing stones With […]

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MOTIVATION

SKY DRAMA

Tears, like cloud in sky When rained, clears the sky so right Paving way for sun II Pain, like snow on earth When cleared, cleans the earth so well Showing neat beauty III Let it rain till dawn And help the sun rise with ease To heal all pain Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE Uncategorized

THE TICKET TO THE TOP

Tingly tickles tell trophies, Trials tails tops and turns Try twinkling like a twinkling star Or trip in trails while training But trophies laughed and told tt That they are the top many must reach While tt is the fuel which drives seekers to them What I learnt from the discourse? Everything has its grand, […]

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No Images; Please Think

A talk will help with the walk A lock can’t help to block *** Prep does help in bold step No bumper comes from slumber *** Cats are lions when they yearn to reach Zion As bats are eagles when they battle daylight *** Wise words have smooth road In the ears of one who […]

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LIFE POLITICS Uncategorized

KOLIKOLIKOS

When the cats are mewing And the dogs are backing And many birds are chirping And many snakes are hissing Trying to get the lion’s attention, Trust me, all it hears are meats Yes, meats calling to be chewed *** Instead of planning a trapping And getting a catching So they can get ears to […]

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LOVE

THIS LOVE WITHIN ME

I know I don’t do much Well, I may not know much I don’t crave for so much Just crave for a lover’s touch *** Signing in symphony Smiling in harmony Settling in spendable money Non needs to frown tasting honey *** I’m not asking for much I can’t fight you in a match I’m […]

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A TRAVELLING CURSE

This is a curse I say this slowly I know this is a curse When tortoise flies like an eagle Without any signs of possession Without a cause I know this is a curse *** This is a curse I know this is a curse When dogs act like lions Tearing bodies into pieces While […]

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HEARTBREAKS

WHEN HE CALLS

When he calls I keep rolling like a ball I keep moving like a sound I keep flowing like a river *** When he sighs I keep over reacting like a mouse I keep worrying like a lost parrot Tears keep overflowing within me like a fountain *** When he stumbles I keep diving like […]

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LIFE

SEDUCTION OF SIN

Why sin was made ineluctable, Abena, I do not know Its terribly sweet whispers Its beautiful shapes and colours Its mysterious rush of adrenaline Its promises of gain Rubbed by its soothing balm of satisfaction after success, Erase thoughts of its consequences II There I was Standing at the threshold of sin Watching Amidu cuddle […]

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LIFE

PARADOXICALLY SILLY

Fans and heaters Fire and ice Cold marries shivers Heat drains sweat II Suns and rains Brightness and drinks Bright leads all Drinks satisfy thirst III Again suns and rains Dust and flood Dust gives cold Flood kills in cold Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

COMPLACENCY IN HAIKU

All great prekeses Prepare before meeting great dawadawas, facts II Scents battling with scents Sharpen their scent skills lest they Get lost in high scents III I wish most scents blend. The power of their result May kill enemies IV Complacency shames Hurts, destroys and kills always Who is not aware? Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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LIFE

FLIRTATIOUS BACKFIRINGS (TANKA)

While day flirts with air Thinking it can ward off night And air flirts with day Thinking it can light its path The trees nod their heads, watching II They see this all times Expectations in firing They all leave town and die down Being bombed by darkness How I wish some use their heads! […]

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SOCIAL

PLEASE SHARE

In a world which sniffs And coughs suffering and good The toad must test all waters Before embarking on all its leapings into swimming Even fishes hold water thermometers If trust has become so stubborn As to dive deep into unforgivable tests Then you and I are but pawns Pawns set on each other to […]

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LOVE

THAT LOVELY MEL

Sound the bell Let actions tell Of the tree which fell For the lovely Mel In an analogy which sells And I will step into the shoes of Mel And wouldn’t mind being the tree which fell   II Long go, a huge tree fell Across a trench which was so deep It fell to […]

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LIFE LOVE

FOR THAT MOMENT

I am waiting Waiting for that moment, That moment when bubbles will fry And join passions in the bloodstream Sending satisfaction like a serpent in heat To this heart which is living and yearning for a step up II I am waiting Waiting for that moment When a righteous war will be waged Waged against […]

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LIFE

WHAT I AM

The bulb brightens Like a higher version of candles Knowing air can never get close Knowing its life will end not with a wick It knows it is not immortal But feels it can brighten longer than most candles I am that bulb And until a hot iron brings me down Or a hot current […]

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LIFE

REALITY

See Hear Feel The cries Of the needy From infants To death trackers All the days of your life Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LOVE

SPARKS

Sparks of lightening When the moon meets sun Sparks of electricity When pluses stand beside negation Sparks and sparks Is what I need Make me the moon If you need to be the sun And let’s produce many stars To help us shine bright Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LOVE

ON THIS DAY WHEN LOVE CALLS

When we do meet Let the nation of our eyes merge Into a nation so perfect Forcing our tyres to move with speed For our hands to lock in love I do have pots ready to cook When you bring the ingredients And stir after pouring your great waters into my river Who knows, I […]

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LOVE

FOR THE BROKEN

Oh ye brokens! I bring you some few tokens Of words many mouths have spoken In their bid to calm past broken II There were two swans Who fell at once Into a ditch A ditch more like a bitch III It bit them  Confined them And forced them to love So they thought it […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

LEFT: VALENTRIMO

Trimmed and hemmed? Oh no! You should have known There are miserly mice Who hate to share On the feast of “hand go hand comes” Especially when their hands are the longest So stop flooding the land of your face Stop looking into the hemmed holes Stop being the cat and forget the mouse And […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

A Piano Interview with Mihran “Mino” Kalaydjian

While Mihran “Mino” Kalaydjian is a mesmerizing live performer, his passionate cult following is surely due to his immense discography. “Mihran Kalaydjian “Mino” known as “Fast Finger” is a special breed, and I mean that in the most complimentary sense of the phrase.  He has it all – the whole package of artistic gifts – […]

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Emotions – This post is part of SoCS & Love is in da blog

Originally posted on IreneDesign2011:
Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions Today’s prompt is not easy to start for me. What is emotions and the opposites in these? A lot of things happening in our world can turn my temper up in red, even I use to be a calm soul, when I tell it myself…..…

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LONE PIERCINGS

Verily, verily, I say unto you Accepting one’s self in a Life of love amidst the dances of love Encompasses discipline and pain of Never ending ‘what ifs’ Turn around or close your eyes Invite your ex or sit and cry No, too hard, will you kill yourself? Empire of fire for the life of […]

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LOVE

THE GATES OF LOVE

Fall into my arms And let’s recite the Psalms The Psalms which draw And brings passionate beauty to the fore The Psalms which tickles And has a fragrance which sizzles When morning breezes wash their faces As the sun approaches watching its paces The gates of its arms will be opened Like red roses open […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THE GHANA HEAD SO SAT FROM NKRUMAH

When Ghana was hit and sat on by snow Gallant Kwame Nkrumah felt the blow He watched as the Gold Coast sunk so low Watched and learned so hard to tow their glow He succeeded and with genius thoughts held the snow And eventually succeeded in banishing her with a 1957 blow And sat on […]

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DEATH LIFE

THE FREEDOM SONG WHERE I BELONG

There is a place where I belong It seems I’ve always there belonged Even while I’m resting under this earthly tree Its eastern corridors reek freedom song Freedom from self, the lyrics of the song From the stitched, to the fried heart From the sick, to heads needed to be heard From the thorned, to […]

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LIFE LOVE

AREN’T VULTURES

Vultures standing in mirrors Prepare to fight their souls None can intervene except pitch dark Then darkness becomes the hero The only hero who stopped an internal war We, With hearts, We, With minds We, With souls Are not vultures Cannot be vultures And must not be vultures In front of mirrors For we are […]

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LIFE

ONE BROOM

When our minds get together In a bind that can’t go asunder Peace dances as chaos cries Harmony jubilates as jealousy lies So let’s flee in our good highs II Let claps shout And love be stout Let peace be still And like broom, feel The hope standstill Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

TRYING TIMES

Tied to trouble’s tantrums, Today, I turn to You totally Turn around and talk to the times Like the omnipotent that You really are To calm the tantrum of troubles II Here, herald the realms Hear my heart’s heaviness Heal my heat and replace with happiness Helping my  hand always To cease all hurts III […]

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THE HEAVEN I CRAVE

Without teeth Without nails Without stomachs for hunger and greed Without tools With no need for protection That is the heaven I crave Like serenity in name Let it be a heaven with no need A heaven with no gender A heaven with no discrimination And like a good choir Let us sing in unison […]

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AFRICA RACISM

THE AFRICA RAPED

When hunters’ hunts unveiled her She sat in mystery like the virgin she was Adorned by great forests Clothed by beautiful trees Surrounded by caring rivers Being serenaded by great seas As she sat on the much need riches Scared at first, they sought to shoot Then realized her worth And sought to take They […]

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DEATH LIFE

BEHIND THE SCENES

When the cameraman dies Many accuse the camera of lies As his image is searched But none can be fetched He got lost behind the scenes While he was busy fetching other scenes Never did he think to be needed in a frame Until his soul answered the call Causing chaos in the hall And […]

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LIFE

WHAT WAS SAID

“He said what he said Because of what I said I said what I said Because of what he said We said what we said Because of what we both said” So what was it that was said That drove what we said? Most of the time, what was said Like gas, evaporates before a […]

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LIFE

WET

Here I am Sand close to the sea Always wet like a condemned prisoner Even when the weather is warm As other sands turn dust Dancing in the corridors of the breezes, I stay where I am Bounded by seawater I know I’ll eventually be washed ashore And get lost in the same sea of […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

PUPPETS (HAIKU)

We started on clouds Now pride ties us like a rope Dangling us in air   II How did we get here? Mouths playing opposition To our hearts true sounds   III How did we get here? Tears for the open hidden And shed in the dark   IV How did we get here? Ears […]

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LOVE

FOR MY SWEET DEBBIE PALMER

  When an angel falls in the dark There is no place light has no mark All hidden routes are made visible Impossibilities then become possibilities She, without wings, is the she, bearing goodness I, in the dark, am the one, liberated Thousand tongues cannot sing your praise If I do ask considering the level […]

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SOCIAL

BLAME THE ROLLING BALLS (HAIKU IN MONO-RHYME)

When legs lift the balls At all ambitious goals’ calls Nets cry, touched by balls II As a section falls Another does climb joy’s walls Worshipping the balls III Goal, goal, goal; the calls Where we will head are the malls We are the stand-talls IV All those with the galls Just because you took […]

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SOCIAL

BITING BOUTS

Baron bought bread brought by Berth Beating Ben by bribing Berth Brewing beverages bought by Ben Belittling Brown by buying beef Brought-up by Brown’s best boys II “Bring my bread Bring my beverage Bring back my beef in the best bowl” But Baron boasted by biting the last bite Betting Both Ben and Brown That […]

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LOVE

SWEPT OFF HER FEET

“Oh saintly mermaid!  One with a heavenly touch! You are the breath I need to have! II Oh beautiful princess Of a higher kingdom Look down in love On this pitiful patient of love” III Ordinary Abea Thought she had landed Looked down and danced For the one who beckoned in humility IV The dance […]

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LOVE

VALENTINE ANTICIPANTS

“He would buy me some shoes Which would themselves give boos We will never slip in twos Because we work well as twos” II These are words from  novices You all need some services Your minds do have some crevices So come for the services III Even those bonded by bands Showing always on their […]

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LIFE

NO BURDEN OF GUILT (HAIKU)

“Bone of contention? He lived with a chain of thoughts Ringing in his mind II Kong tang yang kang kong! They rung, rung, rung rung non-stop Until Pantan called III Those loads he carried Those in his goodness married Shunned him totally IV Funny how life sailed There was no burden of guilt None asked […]

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HEALTH LIFE

LEFT BEHIND (TANKA)

When busy legs lie Being neglected by hearts which sigh Watching others move As minds think of all its loss Doom blankets future wishes II Will I ever rise? Will I ever leave like them? Will I ever laugh? Will I ever get my wish? Dilemic songs sing themselves III If God watches now Let […]